We design and develop prototype and fully instrumented test rigs for conducting machine performance testing and accelerated life testing. For example, our performance testing capabilities are routinely applied to blowers and fans (for certified aerodynamic performance ratings), pumps, and compressors. We use real-time continuous monitoring from a suite of test-specific sensors.
Our blower and fan performance testing motor can provide up to 150 HP and is a variable frequency drive system to accommodate various rotational speeds. We have a remotely operated throttling device to enable measuring performance curves at multiple operating speeds.
A specialty area is third party seeded fault testing to support auto-diagnostic system development. We also do performance testing in the field – see Performance Testing for details.
An engineering construction firm needed help determining the root cause for the repetitive pump bearing and seal failures of a solids handling pump and a solution to eliminate the issue.
A design assessment was carried out in an effort to prevent potential premature bladed disk and impeller fatigue failures of three newly installed critical compressor trains.